7 days
Duration
British Virgin Islands, Martinique, Grenada
Location
Easy
Physicality
All year
Period

Our entry level course, the seven day beginner sailing course takes students through the paces in one week of live-aboard sailing. A relaxed trip where no prior sailing experience is required.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Village Cay, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
DEPARTURE TIME Sunday 9:30 AM
RETURN TIME Saturday at noon
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, boating shoes, hat, rain jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Professional instructor
On board accommodation
All docking fees
All local fees (eg. National Park, Search & Rescue, Customs)
Food & wine on board
Certification fees
Fuel cost
NOT INCLUDED
Food & drinks off the boat
Instructor gratuity

Course Preparation

PREREQUISITES None
ONLINE COURSE PREPARATION About 20 hours; course material will be provided after booking your course.
INCLUDED CERTIFICATION
NauticEd – Skipper Rank, or
ASA – 101 & 103

 

 

Additional information

WeeksIn July 2018 some course weeks will start and finish in True Blue Marina, Grenada.
1

Day 1 – Sunday 9.30AM

Arrive at Village Cay, Road Town, Tortola to meet your fellow students and instructor.  Village Cay also provides accommodation the night before and after the course should you require it. Once you have settled in your instructor will conduct a safety briefing and take you through the course plan.  Shortly afterwards you will be on your way! A popular first stop is Peter Island where you will be able to have some lunch and a swim. Every day brings a different bay: the formal courser activities finish at around 5pm.  For dinner you will either cook aboard (two nights in the week) or go ashore to enjoy a local restaurant.
2

Day 2 – Day 6

Wake up to the sounds of the Caribbean, and if you feel like it, have a pre-breakfast swim straight off the boat. You will find your sea legs as your instructor continues to teach you going through the course syllabus. Each day you will progress further through the course outline. The instructor will take time with every student to make sure they have a good level of competency at the end of the week. The locations visited during the course can change on short notice due to weather and other conditions. As a guide they will most likely include: Tortola (including Cane Garden Bay), Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke. If you are doing the ASA program there is a written test to be taken towards the end of the week. If you are doing the NauticEd program you will do all exams online prior to joining the boat.
3

Day 7

On the last day (Saturday) we sail back to Village Cay, Road Town. The course finishes on or before midday on the Saturday. You will receive a debrief and be anointed an ex-Virgin! Ex-Virgins receive a huge amount of benefits such as discounts on Sailing Virgins branded Zhik sailing gear and on charter rates worldwide.

We can sometimes provide accommodation for the nights surrounding your course for an extra fee.  Contact us for options.

1

Day 1 – Sunday 9.30AM

Arrive at Kokoarum Restaurant, Le Marin, Martinique to meet your fellow students and instructor. Le Marin is near to many AirBnB and HomeAway accommodation options. Once you have settled in, your instructor will conduct a safety briefing and take you through the course plan.  Shortly afterwards you will be on your way! A popular first stop is Grande Anse where you will be able to have a snorkel and enjoy a fantastic locally sourced dinner. Every day you will moor or anchor up for the night, finish the official course activities at around 5pm and either cook aboard or go ashore to have dinner.
2

Day 2 – Day 6

Wake up to the sounds of the sea. You will get your sea legs as your instructor continues to teach you going through the course syllabus. All the modules in the course outline will be covered. The instructor will take time with every student to make sure they have a good level of competency at the end of the week. The locations visited during the course can change on short notice due to weather and other conditions, but for your reference they will most likely include: Fort-de-France, Grande Anse, St Pierre, Le Marin, Anse Noir.  Students are encouraged to do their NauticEd course work before commencing the on-board component.
3

Day 7

On the last day we sail back to Le Marin. Once back ashore we will finish the course at the Kokoarum Restaurant. There will be a debrief with your instructor.

We can occasionally provide accommodation for the nights surrounding your course for an extra fee.  Contact us for options.

1

Day 1 – Sunday 9.30AM

Arrive at Porto di Mare Restaurant, True Blue, Grenada to meet your fellow students and instructor. True Blue is situated in Prickly Bay, near the airport, and is close to many AirBnB and HomeAway accommodation options. Once you have settled in, your instructor will conduct a safety briefing and take you through the course plan.  Shortly afterwards you will be on your way! A popular first stop is nearby Secret Harbour where you will be able to have a snorkel and enjoy a meal at a little-known yet excellent restaurant. Every day you will moor or anchor up for the night, finish the official course activities at around 5pm and either cook aboard or go ashore to have dinner.
2

Day 2 – Day 6

Wake up to the sounds of the sea. You will get your sea legs as your instructor continues to teach you going through the course syllabus. All the modules in the course outline will be covered. The instructor will take time with every student to make sure they have a good level of competency at the end of the week. The locations visited during the course can change on short notice due to weather and other conditions, but for your reference they will most likely include: St George’s, Moliniere (with the underwater sculptures), Halifax and the neighboring island of Carriacou.  Students are encouraged to do their NauticEd course work before commencing the on-board component.
3

Day 7

On the last day we sail back to Prickly Bay, in the south of Grenada. Once back ashore we will finish the course at the Porte di Mare Restaurant. There will be a debrief with your instructor.

We can occasionally provide accommodation for the nights surrounding your course for an extra fee.  Contact us for options.

British Virgin Islands


Martinique

Grenada